Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Marfa

Chinati Foundation Museum

As you step inside the historic artillery shed, with its enormous windows, sweeping desert views and sun-dappled aluminum boxes, the Marfa hoopla suddenly makes sense. Artist Donald Judd single-handedly put Marfa on…
Food Truck in Marfa

Food Shark

See that battered old food trailer near the main road through town? If you do, that means Food Shark is open for business. If you’re lucky enough to catch it, you’ll find incredibly fresh Greek salad and the special…
American in Marfa

Cochineal

Foodies flock to this stylish but minimalist eatery (with outdoor courtyard) for a changing menu that showcases high-quality organic ingredients. Portions are generous, so don't be afraid to share a few small plates…
Italian in Marfa

Stellina

The current Marfa 'in' place, this intimate but convivial restaurant is drawing stylish crowds with its rustic Italian dishes and innovative vegetable starters, which tend to come come pickled, roasted or fried. The…
Mexican in Marfa

Marfa Burrito

Across the US you can usually assume that a restaurant serves good grub if you see police officers eating inside. In Marfa, the predictor of goodness is the Border Patrol, and you'll find them chowing down (along wi…
Bar in Marfa

Planet Marfa

Marfa-style nightlife is epitomized in this wonderfully funky open-air bar that's officially open on weekends from spring break to Thanksgiving. There's usually live music at night, and shelters are scattered about …
Books in Marfa

Marfa Book Company

A book-lover’s oasis in the middle of desolate west Texas, Marfa Book Company stocks art books, guidebooks and a large selection of Texas literature. Located on the 1st floor of the Hotel St George.
Gallery in Marfa

Ballroom Marfa

Be sure to find out what’s happening at Ballroom Marfa, a nonprofit art space located in a former dance hall. The focus is on offbeat, interesting projects, including film installations and excellent monthly concert…
Viewpoint in Marfa

Marfa Mystery Lights Viewing Area

Ghost lights, mystery lights…call them what you want, but the Marfa Lights that flicker beneath the Chinati Mountains have captured the imagination of many a traveler over the decades. On many nights, the mystery se…
House in Marfa

Judd Foundation

The Judd Foundation maintains and preserves the living and work spaces of minimalist artist Donald Judd, who founded the Chinati Foundation Museum. Two tours of these private spaces are offered: the Block Tour (11am…